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'''Philip Kindred Dick''' (December 16, 1928March 2, 1982) was an American people|American writer, whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological and political themes in novels with plots dominated by monopoly|monopolistic corporations, Authoritarianism|authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus tended to reflect his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and Transcendence (philosophy)|transcendental experiences in novels such as ''A Scanner Darkly'' and ''VALIS''. Later in life, he wrote non-fiction on philosophy, theology, the nature of reality, and science. This material was published posthumously as ''The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick|The...
Birth namePhilip Kindred Dick
Birth date{{Birth date|1928|12|16|mf=y}}
Birth placeChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Death date{{Death date and age|1982|3|2|1928|12|16|mf=y}}
Death placeSanta Ana, California|Santa Ana, California, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, essayist
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